January 8, 2011

An Amazing Story, with an Amazing Message, by an Amazing Woman!

Photo Courtesy of Steve Jurvetson

“A Stroke of Insight.”

So the two most pervasive themes in my writings are the immense potential we as human beings possess, and the intelligent side of suffering. I wish more than anything to awaken in those who read my blog a profound appreciation for the creative intelligence that is our inheritance as human beings. I also hope that those who read this blog are encouraged to listen to their suffering, as it is suffering that seeks to discover this intelligence…

The following video encapsulates these two intentions, and articulates them within the context of an amazing story. Jill Bolte Taylor describes the incredible potential embedded in the human condition, and the suffering that led her to its discovery in user-friendly terms. I really hope you enjoy the video, and please share this link with your friends- it is a message that need be shared!

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Pamela Dec 23, 2011 4:12am

First time viewing for me, and once again an amazing find. What would I do without elephant meditation.

Beth Jan 10, 2011 7:46pm

While watching this I realized that yoga takes us to the right side, to this nirvana, to the expansiveness, where all is perfect in this moment. I choose to operate from the right!

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Benjamin Riggs

Ben Riggs is the author of Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West. He is also the director of the Refuge Meditation Group in Shreveport, LA and a teacher at Explore Yoga. Ben writes extensively about Buddhist and Christian spirituality on Elephant Journal, and his blog. Click here to listen to the Finding God in the Body Podcast. To keep up with all of his work follow him on Facebook or Twitter.